Uncategorized

Reflections on Lammas/Lughnasadh and Imbolc

  Imbolc and Lammas/Lughnasadh are the two Sabbats I struggle with the most. It’s not that I flat out hate these Sabbats, it’s just that I feel incredibly uninspired by them. I think it’s worth noting that these two complement each other on the Wheel […]

Understanding Ares

Ares is a controversial figure, and a favorite villain in cartoons, comics, and movies. For some people, making the most basic statement that he’s a deity, an Olympian, and worthy of respect is so unthinkable that they assume that I must be out of my […]

Some Thoughts on Ineffability and Henosis

Linguistically, subjects are described by predicates. It might seem then that if you were to look at a subject without any predicates whatsoever, it would be literally indescribable. Description after all just is predication, and so it is a categorical mistake to try and describe […]

The Poison Dress

Who doesn’t love an urban legend? Here’s one that’s as creepy as it is mystical. The Poison Prom The story goes that a beautiful young woman set out for prom night wearing an impossibly gorgeous dress that she got for a bargain. It fits perfectly. […]

Hail the Tech Spirits! by Ember Cooke

Aha! Finally, I have a working desktop computer again! That took weeks longer than I expected it to. It’s been a bit of a rough couple of months for me, tech-wise. My tablet screen shattered. My desktop computer video card died. My phone battery started […]

CareBear Stare

Every time I see “sending thoughts/energy/prayers/etc.” on social media, I cringe. It’s not that I don’t believe in the power of energy healing, because I do. “One 2013 study found that 10 minutes of energy healing was as effective as physical therapy in improving the […]

The Gods Don’t Need Your Damn Religion

Sometimes, even often, modern people discover that the ancient patterns of those relationships are not working for them, and indeed not what the Gods are asking for.  When the mindset discourages people from listening to their lived experiences with the Powers, they either work to ignore their experiences (which means on a certain level ignoring those beings) or they leave the oppressive structure that does not allow for what their Gods and spirits want.

Upcoming Flying Ointment Classes

Posting my recent review of Thomas Hatsis’ The Witches’ Ointment reminded me to post the info for a classes I’m teaching this summer on that very topic. This summer I’ll be doing my Unguentum Sabbati class in two places: at TempleFest in New Hampshire and right […]

Save The Planet: Embrace human power and agency as sacred.

Welcome to the Anthropocene, and congratulations: you are now the now the dominant natural force on the planet. There is an island of plastic bits and shopping bags in the Pacific. Sea life is turning up dead on our shores. The ice-caps are melting. The […]